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of concern about the affordable care act, obama care, right now. >> president obama celebrates thanksgiving. >> people are talking about it over the country. >> just like your uncle, he spent the whole meal bitching about obama care. >> i don't know how you affect the many fundamental problems much. >> the disaster of obama care. >> unmitigated political disaster. >> this is just the beginning. >> terrible. >> this week will take further steps to strengthen our economy. >> the white house about to go on a pr offensive. >> healthcare.gov is now stable. 90% of the time. >> 100,000, roughly, were able to enroll. >> and has achieved its goals, all be it two months late. >> is it mission accomplished? >> president obama is kind of getting all the late-night jokes now. >> as i was saying, john -- >> better him than me. >> let me try to crystallize that down. is it mission accomplished? >> using that phrase is a -- >> yeah! >> not one i would employ. chkt the absence of a compelling counter narrative to a proposal on the health care. >> you can't beat something with nothing. >> is it at all releva
people get health care, as obama care. >> right. >> and then thinking that people are -- >> that's their -- that's their logic. >> you know, i do want the to -- let's do the history professor thing a little bit. because krystal, there was this thing during the bush administration called the unitary executive. and this was the idea that was put forward by dick cheney and david addington and their crew that george w. bush had to have extraordinary power. he could set aside the geneva conventions on things like torture. so is the irony just being missed by republicans, that they used to want george w. bush to be extraordinarily power and now they don't like president obama being an uber, meaning awesome president? >> yeah, they were totally comfortable with president bush having wide-ranging executive -- far-reaching and you know, ground-breaking really executive power. this president not so much. but the thing that i find really fascinating too, and you'll remember, it started very early when he started appointing people and he had the -- what they were calling green jobs czars and
thing that really matters is if you're in a down part of the cycle right before an election. so barack obama doesn't have to face the voters anymore. so a lot of this talk about where he stands in the polls is only relevant if it actually leads to defections among democrats. the republicans already oppose him. if his low poll numbers cause democrats to head for the hills, that's when we should start saying it's really significant. so far, that hasn't happened. so the consequences of his low poll numbers are not yet serious. that doesn't mean they might not get serious in the new year if they can't get their act together on the website. if they do get their act together and these patches work, we don't know the antibiotics answer to that question yet, despite the cheerleading from the white house. if it does get better at the beginning part of the new year, he has every opportunity to have a much more successful 2014. and i think what we're starting to see now on this question of the minimum wage, which affects a lot more than kids, the assumption was it used to just be for teenagers. n
the minimum wage right now. a living wage would be better to a good start. >> i do want to ask you quickly, a couple of them have raised the idea of president obama taking executive action to raise the minimum raise for federal workers. do you support that idea? >> we were standing in front of the air and space museum today because the workers at mcdonald's who are federal contractors at the mcdonald's in that federal building, they are only making $8.25 an hour. the president has the contract workers. that is a way to kick it off to say we will make sure as an administration and federal government. we are not going to be paying poverty wages. we will race it at least $10 an hour. the gop is holding seminars on how to talk to women for their male candidates. they might talk about rape or abortion. what do you think of needing to take courses in speaking to women? >> i think woo we are told that they should not use the word rape in a sentence. it might be dangerous for them to do, but it's far more than vocabulary. it took us a long time, but we did get the violence against women act passed
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